Elke Krasny talks with Joonas Lahtinen
EVENT LANGUAGE: GERMAN.
Love Letters is an installation, a participatory experiment, a declaration of love to love letters and to the oeuvre of Jenny Holzer, with which the artist Joonas Lahtinen has been intensively engaging himself for several years. Quotations from Jenny Holzer and from cultural theory texts, a personal letter by Lahtinen to Holzer, and letters and messages written by the audience run on the ticker bars installed in the former telephone booth.
In their talk, the cultural theorist Elke Krasny and Joonas Lahtinen will discuss art historical, cultural and sociopolitical contexts of love letters and of letter writing, the “confessional society”, politics of participatory art, and the relation between the “public” and the “private”, based on the installation. After the talk, the first love letters and messages by visitors will be integrated into the installation and displayed in public.
Curated by Christine Baumann and Pablo Chiereghin.
Artist Talk with Joonas Lahtinen - "Love Letters"
16 Nov 2023/19:00-20:00H
Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Wien, Österreich